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Charter of demands to be submitted soon

Plea to amend Bill on self-help education institutions introduced in the Legislative Assembly Action council may resort to strong agitation Says State Government and Minorities Commission should refrain from giving minority status to education institutions in the State in a manner that affects the reservation rights of various Backward Communities

ALAPPUZHA: The Action Council for the Protection of Reservation has demanded that the State Government conduct special recruitment for filling the backlog of vacancies due to backward communities in State Government service as found by the Narendran Commission, which examined the representation of Backward Communities in State Government service.

At a press conference here, general convener of the council V. Dinakaran said the council, which met at Kochi recently, had approved a charter of demands and will submit it to the State Government.

Explaining the demands Mr. Dinakaran asked that the Left Democratic Front Government implement the package announced by the previous United Democratic Front Government based on the findings of Narendran Commission excluding the provision in it to implement 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker students from forward communities.

Mr. Dinakaran said the Bill on self-help education institutions introduced in the Legislative Assembly should be referred to a select committee of the Assembly for necessary amendments in it after consultation with organizations of Dalit and backward communities. He demanded that students from scheduled caste and scheduled tribes and backward communities who get admission in self-help education institutions be given all benefits for which they were eligible to.

Mr. Dinakaran said the State Government and Minorities Commission should refrain from giving minority status to education institutions in the State in a manner that affects the reservation rights of various Backward Communities.

He said the action council will resort to strong agitation if the Government failed to favourably consider their demands.

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